FOODRUSTIC en español

jueves, 27 de septiembre de 2012


After work I was heading home here in Tarifa..streets were soaking wet...pools one to be seen..somehow people here in Spain seem to be affraid of rain...with sunny days you will see no one staying at home....the streets are full of people....on rainy days you wander what happend and ask yourself where everybody there a big party that nobody told me about??´s raining..don´t you see? we can´t go out......strange....and sad really.....feeling the rain and dancing under it is an amazing feeling..this reminds me of lasts year trip to New York, when together with other friends we finished our tantric yoga class swetting like crazy...we came down into the busy streets and rain was falling down like I have never seen....we took our shoes off and started running thrue the was a great sensation!!!!woowww...I felt sooo freee......I loved it and would do it all over again......:-))
So..back to Tarifa...heading back home...what could be better than a nice "cuppa" warm soup in front of the tv???? mmmm....right at that moment..nothing! I opened my fridge, took my fresh veggies and started cooking this lovely warm and "Autumy" soup..............


-1 large red paprika
-1 zucchini
-1/2 yellow onion
-2 cloves garlic
-1 large ripe tomato
- 1 tbs Curry powder, madras
-Olive oil, extra virgin
-Salt and pepper
- 2 cups of water

In a pot, add olive oil medium heat, add the onion, previously chopped, garlic and curry powder, leave it two minutes cooking then add the chopped paprika, chopped zucchini, let cook again for 5 more minutes and at the end add the chopped tomato..leave cooking for another 10 more minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Bring everything into a blender, be careful as the soup at this point is very hot, make sure you close the blender well before turning it on. Blend well until smooth texture.

Serve in cups or bowls and garnish with some fine zucchini slices and some drops olive oil...enjoyyyyy...mmmmm...I know I did....hehe!

Love, E


Grapes are very in a polyphenolic phytochemical called RESVERATROL, which is a powerful anti-oxidant that plays an important rol protecting against cancers like colon cancer and prostate, also against coronary heart disease , degenerative nerve diseases like Alzheimer and agaisnt viral/bacterial infections.
 If this wasn´t enough, grapes are also a great source of other type of polyphenolic anti-oxidants, called ANTHOCIANINS, which seem to anti-allergic, anti-inflamatory and anti-cancer properties.
Also present in grapes are CATECHINS, which are a flavonoid tanins, another group of anti-oxidants specially found in the white-green varieties, these also have protective activity for the body.

Above all this..grapes have a good range of diffrent minerals, of which, Potassium is highly concentrated.
When it comes to vitamins, they are a good source of vit. C, which helpsin these autum days preventing you to catch a cold :-)
Make sure you have some!

With yesterdays leftovers I made myself a great milkshake this morning....

-Coconut milk
-1 fresh peach (bio)
-1 banana, ripe
-juice of one lemon

Just add all the ingredients into a blender and serve into large glass...don´t forget to drink it freshly made as all the vitamins will go away! This makes a great start of the day..lots of vitamins and good fats for good energy!
Have a lovely and healthy day.
Love, E

The other day I woke up thinking Autum already dug in but it was still quite warm..I bought  ingredients to make myself a nice hot Autum soup but being warm as it was I ended up doing the "raw version" which tastes as lovely as the hot version...
Coconut milk gives this rich and creamy sensation with a nice aroma as well which for those who do eat dairy products don´t really get from adding cream to soup recipes....coconut milk is very has saturated fats which one might think..oh..maybe not that good...well guess is GOOD FOR YOU...our body needs saturated fats..just not as much as we take in, that is a fact, as they tend to accumulate specially in our arteries and heart...but nevertheless, do take them in small amounts....

This soup is a good example how you can eat your coconut milk.....
For this simple recipe I used:
-1 zucchini
-1 4-5 little mushrooms
- Tiny piece of fresh ginger
- juice of one lemon
- Half a tin of coconut milk
-1 cup of fresh mineral water
- Olive oil, extra virgin, few drops
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Sprouts and lemon zest for garnishing.

For the raw version of this soup, I chopped the zucchini in slices as well as the mushrooms. I grated the ginger on top of the other ingredients, add the coconut milk, water and lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix all together well. Put into fridge and let cool down at least for 20-30 minutes.
Serve in plates or small glasses as you prefer and garnish with a few drops of olive oil, sprouts of any kind (I used alfalfa) and lemon zest. Enjoy!